Root password not getting updated while vagrant provisioning shell script

Hello team,

I am trying to use rockylinux/9 through vagrant, provision shell script is not updating sshd_config file and root password

kindly help to advice.

below is the vagrantfile i am using

# -*- mode: ruby -*-
# vi: set ft=ruby :

# All Vagrant configuration is done below. The "2" in Vagrant.configure
# configures the configuration version (we support older styles for
# backwards compatibility). Please don't change it unless you know what
# you're doing.


Vagrant.configure("2") do |config|
  # The most common configuration options are documented and commented below.
  # For a complete reference, please see the online documentation at

  # Every Vagrant development environment requires a box. You can search for
  # boxes at
  # = "centos/7" = "rockylinux/9"
  # = "rockylinux/8"
  # = "centos/stream8" = "centos/stream9"
  #config.vm.box_version = "20230710.0"
  config.vm.hostname = "kubecentos"
  #config.vm.provision "shell", path: ""
  config.vm.provision "shell", inline: <<-SHELL
    echo "[TASK 1] Enable ssh password authentication"
    # Update the SSH configuration to allow password authentication and permit root login
    sed -i 's/^#PasswordAuthentication yes/PasswordAuthentication yes/' /etc/ssh/sshd_config
    sed -i 's/^#PermitRootLogin prohibit-password/PermitRootLogin yes/' /etc/ssh/sshd_config
    # Restart SSH service to apply changes
    systemctl restart sshd
    echo "[TASK 2] Set root password"
    echo -e "hemanth\nhemanth" | passwd root >/dev/null 2>&1
  config.disksize.size = '40GB'

  # Disable automatic box update checking. If you disable this, then
  # boxes will only be checked for updates when the user runs
  # `vagrant box outdated`. This is not recommended.
  # config.vm.box_check_update = false

  # Create a forwarded port mapping which allows access to a specific port
  # within the machine from a port on the host machine. In the example below,
  # accessing "localhost:8080" will access port 80 on the guest machine.
  # NOTE: This will enable public access to the opened port "forwarded_port", guest: 8080, host: 8080 "forwarded_port", guest: 8081, host: 8081 "forwarded_port", guest: 8082, host: 8082 "forwarded_port", guest: 8083, host: 8083 "forwarded_port", guest: 9093, host: 9093 "forwarded_port", guest: 4654, host: 4654 "forwarded_port", guest: 9090, host: 9090 "forwarded_port", guest: 8000, host: 8000

  # Create a forwarded port mapping which allows access to a specific port
  # within the machine from a port on the host machine and only allow access
  # via to disable public access
  # "forwarded_port", guest: 80, host: 8080, host_ip: ""

  # Create a private network, which allows host-only access to the machine
  # using a specific IP. "private_network", ip: ""

  # Create a public network, which generally matched to bridged network.
  # Bridged networks make the machine appear as another physical device on
  # your network.
  # "public_network"

  # Share an additional folder to the guest VM. The first argument is
  # the path on the host to the actual folder. The second argument is
  # the path on the guest to mount the folder. And the optional third
  # argument is a set of non-required options.
  # config.vm.synced_folder "../data", "/vagrant_data"

  # Provider-specific configuration so you can fine-tune various
  # backing providers for Vagrant. These expose provider-specific options.
  # Example for VirtualBox:
  config.vm.provider "virtualbox" do |vb|
  # Display the VirtualBox GUI when booting the machine
  #    vb.gui = true
  # Customize the amount of memory on the VM:
     vb.memory = "8192"
     vb.cpus = "2"
     vb.customize ['modifyvm', :id, '--nested-hw-virt', 'on']
  # View the documentation for the provider you are using for more
  # information on available options.

  # Enable provisioning with a shell script. Additional provisioners such as
  # Ansible, Chef, Docker, Puppet and Salt are also available. Please see the
  # documentation for more information about their specific syntax and use.
  # config.vm.provision "shell", inline: <<-SHELL
  #   apt-get update
  #   apt-get install -y apache2
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